Australian Immigration delays new Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

05 May 2010


Australian immigration had previously stated that the new Australian skilled occupation list would be announced on 30 April 2010. This has now been delayed to sometime in May 2010. The Australian Government has said that the new skilled occupation list would focus on higher level skilled occupations and trades.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) had previously said that the new skilled occupation list would be in use by mid 2010. It is not clear whether the delay in announcing the new skilled occupation list will also mean a delay in the implementation of the new list.

If you qualify for Australian immigration now and are currently on the skilled occupation list it may be worth considering applying sooner rather than later. Future changes to the list could mean that you no longer qualify for Australian immigration.